As we recently mentioned, the grass in the habitat’s burned area has grown back and is incredible right now. Maia has crossed the creek in Yard 5 and has discovered how lush the grass is for herself.
Usually, the new grass grows back among the old, dead grass from the previous year, so the transition is slower. With last year’s grass burned, each trunkful is entirely young, fresh grass. Maia looks thrilled. She seems so very light and smiley and seems content to stay in the area.
Maia went to those pastures during Shirlei’s weekend, and when Shirlei returned and fed the girls, the first thing she exclaimed was, “Maia looks so happy!”
The back of Yard 5 was one of Maia & Guida’s favorite places, so it’s nice to see Maia back there, looking so peaceful and content. The trees still have some ash on them from the fire, and Maia has been scratching and rubbing on them, covering her in smears of ash.
Photo of Maia, across the creek in Yard 5, with ash all over her face.
November 27, 2020
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Susan saysNovember 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Great picture of Miss Maia in the middle of her forward-backward happy ear flapping, and with a beautiful smile. Love you Maia ❤️?❤️
SHEILA saysNovember 27, 2020 at 4:34 pm
YES. MAIA! U HAVE A BLACK SOOTY TRUNK! WE KNOW WHERE U HAVE BEEN RUBBING UR FACE! YES SHE LOOKS HAPPY! THE ONE EAR IS ONEWAY THE OTHER BACKWARD! I M SURE SHES BEEN TALKING TO GUIDA ABOUT THE?FIRE AND THE LUSHY YUMMY NEW GRASS! AND ABOUT THE 3 NEW LADIES! SO NICE TO SEE MAIA? HAPPY AND CONTENT❤️
FRANCINE FORD saysNovember 27, 2020 at 5:02 pm
There’s Maia looking so adorable. Love the fuzz on her head. Maybe she’s trying to disguise herself with the ash. I always wished I could be a fly on the wall inside their heads. I can just picture the beautiful, lush grass you speak of. Nice pic of Ms Maia. Did I say I Love her headfuzz?
Heidi saysNovember 27, 2020 at 5:09 pm
Maia, you’re such a cute girl.
Alana saysNovember 27, 2020 at 5:15 pm
An ash face mask, clever girl! She looks so; “don’t get no better than this” & gorgeous.
Great photo, who took it?
Debbie Sides saysNovember 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm
She looks so happy and I love the fuzz on top of her head. That squishy smiley face. Just over the top adorable!
Shirley Taylor saysNovember 27, 2020 at 7:25 pm
She is trying out a new thing for keeping her skin beautiful instead of a mudpack xx
Love all your updates they make smile and I am so proud of what you do for these girls a massive thank you.
Sherry saysNovember 27, 2020 at 8:45 pm
She must like the smoke odor!?
Sallie saysNovember 28, 2020 at 12:26 am
Miss Maia’s “fuzzy wuzzy” photo is adorable! She looks so happy and calm. But I think she is getting high on yummy & juicy green grass. Good for her! She is definitely the Sanctuary’s herbologist and cosmetologist! You rock, Sweet Girl!
Rosie P saysNovember 28, 2020 at 2:19 am
Another great photo of Maia with her fuzzy top….so cute.
A happy Maia enjoying her new grass………after despair comes sweetness ! Nature repairs.
bo saysNovember 28, 2020 at 4:39 am
Go get the fresh grass, Maia!
And she won’t be selfish and think of the other elephants and animals and not eat it all on her own…
Or will she eat it all herself? 🙂
Beji saysNovember 28, 2020 at 8:57 am
What a cutie. It must make all her caregivers just mushy seeing her so content. I know it makes me smile. Also, a about out to Cher and the elephant, Raaman. Another successful rescue! Yeah!!
Carey saysDecember 4, 2020 at 5:20 pm
She has something cheeky in her expression which I adore, so glad she is happy.
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